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The local council in Varano De’ Melegari
has been very keen to collaborate,
especially the Mayor Luigi Bassi,
as well as Councillors Claudio Filippini
Public Education), Pierantonio Tanzi
Youth Sport/Policy) and Alfonso Merosini
Social Services), who have supported
and promoted this initiative from its start».
Do you think this project could serve as a
model for other companies?
At the moment large numbers of
companies are coming to grips with
this issue of balance. I am convinced that
its extremely important, especially when
dealing with employees in the context of
global compensation, with the aim of
adding intangible components to the
traditional material elements, be they
monetary or physical. This provides us with
additional options we can use when
managing and developing our personnel
Working Environment, Compensation,
Work-Life Balance, Company Social
Today labour market, companies,
productivity are “hot themes” in Italy. Why
should a company invest in these types of
These are closely related themes that have
a direct effect on the local community and
on people’s quality of life. In a globalised
world, and societies like the Italian or the
European one, the inability to compete
with emerging nations in terms of labour
costs or on economies of scale means that
it is necessary to offer products and/or
services with high additional value, and
continue to improve productivity in order
to ensure companies remain healthy and
able to survive in the markets.
This implies continuous innovation of
products and processes. And which is the
basis of this innovation?
The human resource!
However, in order to fulfill his role as a key
resource, men must become “specialised”
players in a modern labour market that
places value on jobs requiring high level in
skills, and which in turn generates higher
paid employment and prosperity in the
local community. The policy of creating
generic jobs for workers with little or no
qualifications, in companies where
productivity levels tend to be low, creates
fleeting economics well-being and relieves
social tensions only in the very short term.
For this reason I believe it is essential that
governments, businesses and labour
movements begin to debate these issues,
developing long-term policies aimed at
moving beyond the current necessity to
reach an agreement and concentrating on
greater needs for long-term prosperity. And
it seems to me that, in this context, in
many cases our current government is
obliating the embarrassment of having to
ask ourselves such questions».